CFPA may add a deeper understanding and appreciation of the game.
Davidson, NC (PRWEB) September 28, 2009
The College Football Performance Awards recently announced its Performers of the Week for week 4. N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson was the National Performer of the Week. Also, in a strong week for kickoff specialists, the Kickoff Specialist Performer of the Week honor was awarded to 5 players. Four kickoff specialists recorded touchbacks on over 75% of their kickoffs, while the other averaged 68.8 yards per kickoff and recovered his own onsides kickoff. The 2008 Kickoff Specialist Trophy was awarded to current Dallas Cowboy kickoff specialist David Buehler. The Kickoff Specialist Trophy, Kickoff Returner Trophy, and Punt Returner Trophy, awarded by CFPA, are the only national player trophies for those positions. Former Science Advisor to President Obama, Lawrence Krauss writes, "The College Football Performance Awards may help improve the scientific literacy of generations of fans while adding to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the game."
Week 4, 2009 - Performers of the Week:
National Performer of the Week - Russell Wilson (N.C. State)
Defensive Performer of the Week - Reggie Rembert (Air Force)
Quarterback Performer of the Week - Russell Wilson (N.C. State)
Honorable Mention: Jerrod Johnson (Texas A&M), Chris Todd (Auburn), Ricky Dobbs (Navy), G.J. Kinne (Tulsa), Case Keenum (Houston), Blaine Gabbert (Missouri), B.J. Daniels (USF), Jeremiah Masoli (Oregon)
Running Back Performer of the Week - Darius Marshall (Marshall) & Andre Anderson (Tulane)
Honorable Mention: Toby Gerhart (Stanford), Harvey Unga (BYU), Darius Willis (Indiana), Robert Turbin (Utah State), Keith Toston (Oklahoma State), DaJuane Collins (Toledo), Warren Norman (Vanderbilt), Jarred Salubi (Baylor)
Wide Receiver Performer of the Week - Jeremy Williams (Tulane)
Honorable Mention: Mardy Gilyard (Cincinnati), Danario Alexander (Missouri), Kerry Meier (Kansas)
Tight End Performer of the Week - Ed Dickson (Oregon)
Honorable Mention: Dennis Pitta (BYU), Garrett Graham (Wisconsin), Kyle Rudolph (Notre Dame), Aaron Hernandez (Florida)
Placekicker Performer of the Week - Grant Ressel (Missouri) & Aaron Pettrey (Ohio State)
Honorable Mention: Joe Phillips (Utah), Ryan Fowler (Vanderbilt), Alan Gendreau (Middle Tennessee State), Freddy Cortez (Kent State)
Punter Performer of the Week - Riley Stephenson (BYU) & Austin McCoy (Wyoming)
Honorable Mention: Kyle Martens (Rice), Kyle Hughes (New Mexico State), Zoltan Mesko (Michigan), Brian Stohavich (San Diego State)
Kickoff Specialist Performer of the Week - Erik Soderberg (Air Force), Quinn Sharp (Oklahoma State), Ben Vroman (Utah), Chris Ulinski (Utah State), Jacob Harfman (USC)
Honorable Mention: Adi Kunalic (Nebraska), Craig Ratanamorn (Marshall), Kyle Hughes (New Mexico State)
Punt Returner Performer of the Week - Chad Jones (LSU)
Kickoff Returner Performer of the Week - Brandon Banks (Kansas State)
Honorable Mention: James Nixon (Temple), D.J. Monroe (Texas), Chris Owusu (Stanford), Anthony Bowman (Kent State), Chris Garrett (Ohio)
Defensive Lineman Performer of the Week -- Cliff Matthews (South Carolina) & Jason Pierre-Paul (USF)
Honorable Mention: Mick Williams (Pittsburgh), Jammie Kirlew (Indiana), Johnathan Rainey (New Mexico), Dontay Moch (Nevada)
Linebacker Performer of the Week - Pat Angerer (Iowa)
Honorable Mention: Elijah Joseph (Temple), Marcus McGraw (Houston), Michael Morgan (USC), Toronto Smith (FIU), Brandon Akpunku (North Texas)
Defensive Back Performer of the Week -Reggie Rembert (Air Force)
Honorable Mention: Morgan Burnett (Georgia Tech), Myron Lewis (Vanderbilt), Earl Thomas (Texas), Tashaun Gipson (Wyoming), Jarrell Holman (Arizona State)
About the College Football Performance Awards:
The goal of the College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football. CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams.
As many scholars have noted, CFPA eliminates the politics and biases that vitiate the college football awards process. Sports ethicist Gordon Marino states, "Many top performers are from non-BCS schools and do not get the national recognition or media attention they deserve." NFL Science Consultant Andrew Zimbalist adds, "CFPA promises to set straight many of the wrongheaded, arbitrary, and exclusionary methods currently employed to assess player awards." And Former Science Advisor to President Obama, Lawrence Krauss writes, "CFPA may add a deeper understanding and appreciation of the game."
For more information on the College Football Performance Awards, please contact Executive Director Brad Smith at (570) 854-1252 or visit http://www.collegefootballperformance.com.